Mid North Coast cricket competitions are no closer to confirming a start date for their season despite the state government suggesting community sport will not resume until at least November.
Newcastle and Sydney grade competitions have had their seasons shortened after their lockdowns were extended until the end of September.
Clouding things further, NSW deputy premier John Barilaro suggested on September 9 that community sport would not recommence until the state had hit 80 percent double vaccinations.
Mid North Coast Cricket Council president Paul Dilley remained non-committal on a potential starting date, saying the health guidelines for cricket were still yet to be determined.
"We're planning or still looking at and awaiting some direction and recommendations from Cricket NSW," he said.
"We're subject to the health orders and if the health orders say you don't play for four weeks, then we're putting people at risk of enforcement action [by starting outside that timeframe] and nobody wants to go down that path.
"Consultations between Cricket NSW and state government are occurring at the moment."
It comes as Cricket NSW recently circulated an email which suggested a 'jab and play' strategy could be introduced as the sport attempts to return amid the global pandemic.
Cricket NSW have yet to confirm any COVID policies, however, are working towards community sport being considered when vaccination rates reach 70 or 80 percent.
"While there is understandingly a lack of clarity at this time from the NSW government around a return to community sport, CNSW believes it is our responsibility to assist in making a decision given that it is highly likely that a return to sport will not be without restrictions," the email read.
"CNSW believes that it is responsible to provide a safe playing environment for our cricketers and, to this end, everyone who participates in cricket and can be vaccinated, is vaccinated."
At this moment in time, the Health Orders do not allow for organised or competitive cricket matches to take place.
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